About the UTSA Orientation Leader (OL) Position

OFP Staff Resources

Benefits are subject to change based on orientation programming

Compensation and Benefits

  • $11.50 per hour
  • Lunch provided during orientation programming days (as available)
  • Staff Uniform: Polos, Nametag, Backpack, and other Swag items
  • Opportunity to meet and build relationships with UTSA administrators, faculty, and staff members
  • Develop skills in leadership, communication, public speaking, teamwork, and crisis management
  • Greater understanding of UTSA spirit, pride, and traditions
  • Invaluable friendships and experiences
  • Opportunity for future leadership positions

Time Commitment

Our Orientation Leaders will be scheduled up to 30 hours based on the orientation program schedule and program preparation. OLs are not allowed to be dully appointted with another UTSA department, nor allowed to take summer courses within the UT System. Please note, all OLs will have the week of July 4th off as there will be no orientation programs during that time.

View the timeline page for details on specific dates.

Application Process

  1. Review Become an OL website with job requirements, OL timeline, and 2024 Orientation Leader Job Description for important details about the position and process
  2. Attend the OL Info Sessions on September 27, 2023 or October 30, 2023 to mingle with former OLs and learn more about the experience (optional).
  3. Submit your job application by November 1st at 5pm
  4. Complete an in-person individual interview with the Orientation and Family Programs staff.
  5. If offered a position, submit the OL Decision Form (accept or decline) by November 8th at 5pm
  6. If accepting the OL position, attend OL Meet & Greet on November 29th from 4:30-5:30pm.


  • Maintain at least a 2.25 GPA in both UTSA cumulative and semester
  • Enroll in EDL 4953: Special Studies in Educational Leadership (3 credit course) for the Spring 2024 semester and pass the course with a B- or better
  • Be enrolled full time for Fall 2024 by May 2024
  • Pass a grade and conduct check
  • Be in good standing and eligible for hiring by the university
  • If registered for Summer 2024 classes outside of the UT System, the classes must be must be asynchronous to accommodate work schedule
  • Cannot be dually appointed with another office on-campus
  • Attend all mandatory training events (see OL timeline for dates/times)
  • Availability to work all summer programs
  • Able to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time, walk up and down stairs, and some light lifting

If you have any questions about becoming a UTSA OL, please contact Selena Olivares at selena.olivares@utsa.edu.